Quoting RFC2860 [Re: I-D Action:draft-azinger-scalable-addressing-00.txt]

Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Mon Sep 27 23:56:45 CEST 2010

On 27/09/2010 23:35, Tony Li wrote:
> Selling people on v6 by selling them PI is not a sound strategy.

People are not being sold v6 on the basis of PI availability.  It is true, 
though, that before v6 PI was available, the lack of it was one of the 
hurdles to widespread ipv6 deployment.  But it was just one of many.

The only thing that will drive people to ipv6 is a situation where ipv4 
connectivity sucks so horribly that they have no alternative but to move - 

> As ILNP is going to take a long time to develop and deploy, we need to
> aggregate aggressively now to not create the v6 swamp and to buy us time
> in case ILNP is not a panacea.

I agree - in theory.  However, there are an awful lot of companies out 
there which have an expectation that moving to ipv6 will not cause severe 
functionality loss.  Multi-homing and provider independence are two really 
serious issues for certain types companies, and PI happens to solve both 
rather easily.


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